Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Brad Stevens, the Butler University coach who is one of the brightest young minds in college hoops, was sitting at a podium at the Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon when he said some things that might be considered heresy to the bluebloods. He was talking about the St. Louis University team that had just beaten his team handily in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, and his words might include the most prophetic thing said yet about this year's NCAA tournament. "I've said all year to the people that have listened, and to some that don't, how good they are," Stevens said after the Bulldogs' 67-56 loss. "They are a legitimate contender for the whole thing." Wait, coach -- a mid-major school, winning it all? Over Duke and Indiana and Louisville? Really, coach? "They've got eight guys that are all strong, big, physical, tough, smart, skilled basketball players, and you don't need anything else if you're all together, and they've got it all," Stevens continued. "They're the strongest tea...
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